Assistant Finance Business Partner

Salary: DOE

Location: Southport/Liverpool/Hybrid

Role: Assistant Finance Business Partner

Location: Liverpool/ Southport/ Hybrid

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Team.

We are looking for an Assistant Finance Business Partner to support Heads of Department and the Finance Business Partner in delivering complex MI to the legal and support areas of the business.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law, with excellent rankings with both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Following several acquisitions, we have transformed into the Fletchers Group, with ambitious plans for further expansion. Situated in the North-West of the UK, our offices are located in Manchester, Liverpool, Southport, Leeds, Bolton, and Cambridge. Many of our colleagues enjoy the flexibility of hybrid work arrangements. We offer a great work-life balance, attractive benefits, apprenticeship or training contract opportunities, and avenues for internal progression. Currently, approximately 10% of our colleagues participate in apprenticeships or training contracts, marking a milestone for us as we continue to improve our Learning & Development programs. Our culture is nurturing, designed to assist you in achieving your aspirations. Additionally, we have our Associate and Partner programs for senior lawyers and established the Fletchers Foundation to support those who have suffered injuries.

More information about us can be found on our website. https://www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk/about-us

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Finance Business Partner will work closely with and provide support to the Finance Business Partner and Head of Finance, assisting the Legal Teams by providing analysis and recommendations to improve financial performance and efficiencies wherever possible across the organisation.
  • This role will assist in the responsibility of managing on-going pieces of work in a finance capacity, providing support to the Legal Directors, whilst monitoring performance against financial projections.
  • Other tasks will include management accounts preparation and providing financial support to cost centres within Fletchers by reviewing monthly spend, identifying potential savings and supporting the Finance Business Partner when settling annual budgets.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with non-finance team members is essential, as is building strong relations with other internal stakeholders.
  • Fletchers Group is a fast paced, innovative environment therefore the ability to think outside of the box and constantly improve the way we work is key to this role.
  • Provide financial support to ad-hoc requests across the business as and when required
  • Analysis and interpretation of data
  • Provide assistance with annual budget forecasts

The above list is not exhaustive of any other tasks, which may be required.

Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Currently studying towards a CIMA qualification (Minimum of Certificate Level Required) or alternative
  • Management accounting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills, including XLOOKUPS, SUMIFS and pivot tables
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels of the business
  • Have the ability to work at pace with a desire to succeed
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the Legal sector
  • Use of a case management system
  • Commercially led

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you reach the maximum long service awards which are awarded after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awardsfor winning nominees

  • Location: Southport/Liverpool/Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: Finance
  • Closing Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2024
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